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December 2012

MINUTES

Eldora Public Library Board of Trustees

December 27, 2011

 

PRESENT: Dean Stickrod, Jerry Trittien, Mary Swartz, Kristin Gehrke, Jill Stanish, Dan Gehring

 

MINUTES approved. BILLS approved.

 

CITZENS COMMENTS: Ian reported that the budget proposal for 2012-2013 needs to become more in line with actual revenue from city. Dean, Jerry and Dan will meet and discuss areas that could be reduced in the budget and make a recommendation to the Board. IPERS was increased but Social Security/FICA and health insurance rates will stay the same.

 

Dan shared Directors Report. The Santa visit was well received; things were very busy the first half hour. Discussed Library Accreditation which is done every three years. A pay range needs to be added in the job descriptions in order to comply to accreditation guidelines. Current the job descriptions indicates that pay will be determined by the board. In order to become accredited, a range will need to be included. Although not required to be accredited by the state, the library receives more money if accredited. Dan will work on that.

 

The Methodist Women donated $175 for children's books.

 

Dan spoke with library volunteers about patron survey suggestions for better service. Board members thought that service had improved as a result.

 

Discussed internet/computer agreement that patrons sign; it was suggested that it should match the library’s written policies. Dan will work on this for next meeting. Discussed changes in policies 9.1 and 9.4. All voted in favor of suggested changes.

NEXT MEETING: January 31, 2012 5:00 pm.